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The Dog: Natural History, Artificial Selection, and Anatomy

Join us for this fun 6-8th grade science course exploring our furry friends! Learn where domestic dogs came from, different dogs around the world, different breeds, as well as some anatomy and genetics.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th

Suggested credit: One full semester Science, Life Science, or Natural History


All about dogs, where they came from, their relatives, why we love them, and what makes each breed good at what they do. This is a great introduction to vertebrate anatomy.


Class 1: Introduction

Class 2: Foxes: Are they dogs? Wolves and teeth.

Class 3: Coyotes, Jackals and other canids, the skull; Sporting breeds

Class 4: Hounds and skeletons

Class 5: Ears, and a quick review

Class 6: Skin, hair and fur, Terriers

Class 7: Non-sporting dogs and the muscles

Class 8: Toy breeds and The Circulatory system

Class 9: Working Dogs and digestion

Class 10: Herding dogs and the Brain

Class 11: Gestation, birth and development; designer breeds

Class 12: Coat color and name that breed game

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: Access to a dog; Any/favorite book(s) about dogs. Reading and online resources will be available on the course site.

Homework: Weekly automated quizzes for immediate feedback, memorization of bones and breeds!

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